11 Mar '13, 5pm

Amt of plastic that ends up in ocean each year = yearly catch of Atlantic cod: 1.6 bil pounds. Plastics facts:

Amt of plastic that ends up in ocean each year = yearly catch of Atlantic cod: 1.6 bil pounds. Plastics facts:

Plastic debris in the ocean is a global problem that continues to worsen. While as much as 1.6 billion pounds of plastic end up in the ocean every year, plastic does not biodegrade, meaning that the plastic that ends up in the ocean remains there indefinitely. This poses a threat to marine life in several ways. For larger animals, colorful or shiny plastic items can be mistaken for prey, like fish and squid, and are eaten by seabirds, marine mammals, fish and sea turtles . Death can come quickly when the plastic damages the digestive system or animals may starve when they feel full but have stomachs full of man-made objects that don’t digest and have no nutritional value. Animals can also become entangled in plastic debris and become injured or drown. Much of the plastic in the ocean is in the form of microdebris, or pieces of plastic that have been broken apart by sunligh...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/our-work/stop-ocean-pollution/plasti...

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